Boise Idaho Homes for Sale with Acreage

While Boise has developed a name for itself as a hip, up-and-coming city, many people are looking space and privacy that a neighborhood cannot offer. Acreage allows someone to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and have more space for themselves. Whether you are looking for 1 acre or 100 acres for horses, or cattle, Build Idaho can help. Also, most larger pieces of ground can be subdivided into subdivisions or incidicual building lots.

How big is an Acre?

An acre is defined as a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards. Visually, an acre is equal to about 76% of a football field when you consider both end zones. Considering most residential plots of lands are between 0.1 and 0.2 acres, living on a full acre offers plenty of space.

Some questions to ask when buying homes for sale with acreage:

  • What is your intent in using the land?
  • If you are raising horses or livestock, how many can you have?
  • What is the condition of the fencing?
  • How much water do you need?
  • How much water is available?
  • Do you have water rights?
  • Is there an irrigation system and is the equiptment included in the purchase of the acreage property?
  • Is there an existing barn or shed?
  • How do you access the land?
  • How is the property zoned?

Your real estate agent will ask you these questions, so it is important to have all of these answered before you start your search.


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Make your dream a reality on 20 beautiful acres in Kuna! Lot has a pre-existing farmhouse for the ambitious fixer-upper. Interior of house and additional structures are available to tour with an accepted offer. Value is in the land. There is a 55 gal/minute well, septic system, and power to the property. Ada County has confirmed a new home can be built on the land and it is zoned Rural Preservation. Approved land usage in the documents tab.
Hard to find 2.57 acres in amazing location. 4 bedrooms, 2 downstairs (1 not egress) kitchenette d/s with separate entrance. 30x30 detached garage built in 2019 with power and insulated. Updated with newer roof, windows, flooring and New furnace and AC in 2009. New exterior paint. Entire home re-wired. Fantastic 100x150 arena and 2 outbuildings w/ auto horse water trough. NO CCR's, bring your animals and toys!
STUNNING VIEWS of Bogus Basin from this beautiful home on 2.18 acres at Vaquero Ridge! Hardwood floors through the living area on the main level, wood burning fireplace in Living room, kitchen has Corian counter tops, breakfast bar, island, & double oven. Daylight basement with abundant light, large family room, bedroom with bonus area, over sized laundry/craft room, and an additional room (no egress). Newer furnace & a/c, water heater, recently refinished hardwood floors.
Excellent future development potential or hobby farm. Full set up with irrigation and 4 outbuildings and seed silos along with fully fenced for horses, cattle etc. The land is also located in Star City future impact zone that has potential for development. 2 Homes located on the property and currently renting for $2700 per month. Main house is 3bd/2.5 bath and other home is 3bd/2bath..
Love Horses? Looking for Paradise? Here it is. Only 12 minutes from dwntwn Eagle. Updated 4BR 2BA home with new paint, flooring, electrical, finished oversized garage and a well known, first class boarding facility. Fully fenced for horse and dog safety. Horse safe K-Line irrigation equipment. 5 separate turnout pastures. 60' JW6 Round Pen, 120' x 90' arena. 17 covered stalls, separate trailer entrance and parking. 4th bedroom is a detached apt, perfect for a ranch hand. Owner is listing agent. OWC partial
No CCR's or HOA on 6.34 acres close to shopping, hospitals and freeway access! 1992 single level home 1606sf 3 bed/2bath/with 2 living areas/formal dining/attached 2 car garage. 2nd detached 2 car garage. 2160sf insulated and heated shop w/overhead doors 200amp.Pole building 24X80 plenty of storage. Conditional use permit allowed. Bring your horses, cows has 4 fenced pastures w/water rightsw/irrigation.Unobstructed Mountain VIEWS! Meridian P&Z has projected the future as industrial use. Property sold As-Is.
ELEVATED DESTINATION! Horse Property! 10 acres perched above coveted Lucky Peak Reservoir. Views for miles - truly a priceless feature very few have the pleasure of having. Single level beauty w/chef's kitchen, beautifully updated tiled bathrooms, master suite w/access to cozy "sunroom/den" w/propane stove, loads of windows that bring the outside in. 900 sf custom built SHOP, horse barn, & additional MIL apartment. Gorgeous grounds w/water feature, garden & wildlife. YOUR OWN PRIVATE IDAHO!
This rare home has 10 bedrooms, 8 of those have a 1/2 bath. The 9th is in the master suite. The 10th is a full bath. It has 2 kitchens & 2 utility rooms. The 20x26 master suite is actually an apartment fully equipped w/a kitchen, full bath & utility. Use your imagination for what this great property could be used for. Large family, extended family, room and board, bed & breakfast, offices or most any business. Property is zoned commercial, land could have many uses. Security system on property. Call agent.
No looking !!!! Must make appointment ON THE PROPERTY. (Zone R-2 )- (NOT IN A SUBDIVISION NO SUBDIVISION RULES!) (2 ACRES) OF: Zone R-2 Properties (3585 S. 5 Mile has Home .48 acres, 2 shed, Large Orchard (3551 S. 5 Mile has Home 1.58 acres AND HORSE SHED) (ONE ACRE PROCESS OF SPLIT FROM 3551 SOUTH 5 MILE. ( Last picture of the plat map shows where the houses are and land)
Three furnaces, humidifier, purifier, pool house with outdoor kitchen, attached RV garage and heated shop, VIEW!! The home overlooks Banbury Golf Course and has an unobstructed view of the Boise Front. 43 x 19 rec room with 12 x 14 side room. Plenty of room for RV's, boats, classic cars and more.
Solitude Homes on Beautiful Boise Foothills Acreage! Home includes upgraded appliances, extensive trim detail, soft close cabinetry, hard surface countertops throughout, and custom lighting. Relax on your patio, living room or in the spacious master bedroom. Shadow Valley Estates is a one of a kind subdivision located off Highway 55 just across from the Shadow Valley Golf Course. If you don't want HOA dues then this is for you. No expense was spared to develop this amazing community. Photos similar. BTVAI.
Gorgeous one owner home. Owner is the builder and designer. Large ceilings and tons of natural light! Stunning custom cabinets, granite counters, built in fridge & bar area. Master features his/her walk in closet & hot tub. Large laundry & mud room. Fully livable 1 bed 1 bath mother-in-law quarters with kitchen, washer/dryer, patio & garage. HUGE home office. Large 1.5 acre lot with views. Quiet & beautiful neighborhood, perfect location for privacy close to Eagle & Star. Don't miss out on this one! BTVAI.
Beautifully built, spacious custom home on 1 acre in very desirable Eagle location! Formal entry, sweeping spiral staircase, warm radiant flooring throughout, updated kitchen w/quartzite & Thermador/Bosch apps, library, hidden room, guest qrtrs, hand carved cherry wood accents, theater, storage+ Private backyard features covered patio, firepit, zip line, inground trampoline, terraced gardens, grapes/berries/fruit trees. RV parking, newly epoxied garage floor. Click tour links for more info/3D/Aerial video
Luxurious Tuscan style-style single level home with two master suites and two guest suites awaits its new owners. Located in desirable N Eagle on almost 2 acres. Relax in the front courtyard, or step through the entry w/groin celing and enjoy this spacious plan. Appreciate the acreage as you step through the Pella Multi-Slide pocket door. High-end finishes will not disappoint including the Thermador Appliance package, granite counters & hardwood floors. *PHOTOS SIMILAR
This property has 6 potential rental sources of income on it. 2- 1640 sq ft 3 bdrm 2 bath over/under duplex. $1400 each = $2800 month 1 1500 sq ft 3 bdrm 2 bath mobile with carport and shop $2000 a month 1 2400 sq ft insulated, heated, fully finished shop, office, bathroom and storage with 1 acre lay down yard. $3000 a month. 1- 2 acre lay down yard and 4 commodity bins $800 a month. Zoning would have to be modified to use the property in this manner as current owner is grandfathered from 1970
Beautiful mountain views of the Boise foothills and Owyhee mountains. Enjoy hiking in the foothills & BLM land adjacent to your backyard. Large master suite on main level. Main kitchen includes granite counters, double ovens, plenty of storage. 2nd kitchen, family room, 3 bdr/2 bath on lower level with full walk out, daylight basement & wrap around covered patio. Barn & large shop with finished loft above. Fully fenced yard for your small pets to enjoy. Enjoy the serenity of the private location in Eagle.
6.6 acres-Turn Key Horse Operation & VRBO! Entire property is Solar Powered-2 Homes Custom built 2285 sq ft home 3 beds 2 baths w/chefs kitchen master suite split bedroom Vermont wood stove. Custom built 3500 sq ft home 2 bed 3 bath+2-1/2 baths open great room for family or groups multi media system full kitchen Boarding facility 3 dry pastures 8 covered stalls arena round pen steel pipe fencing tack house w/kitchenette/bathroom. Custom chicken coop 3 storage sheds 1 a workshop RV hookups 2 wells 2 septics
So many possibilities!  Fall in LOVE with this 5 acre Private Estate Vineyard/Wedding Venue, private home, just 16 miles from the heart of Boise. With views of the Boise front this home boasts over 4000 square feet of living space, 2 separate living quarters and a 2nd prep kitchen. Property includes wine producing vineyards, gardens, greenhouse, 2700 SF reception building, parking for 100 cars, gorgeous pool, slide, pasture, garden area, waterfall, Koi ponds & private wine cellar. Possibilities are endless.
One of a kind Modern Farmhouse on 5 acres with close proximity to Downtown Eagle! Luxurious details throughout including Hickory hardwood floors, intricate tile work, custom cabinetry, and tall ceilings. Second bedroom on the main level has its own bathroom and could be used as a second master if needed. Enjoy your own private oasis on the covered patio with a fireplace thats perfect for year round use. Irrigated 5 acres allows for endless opportunities like a vineyard, horses, chickens, or livestock.
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An acre is a lot of land

Many people moving from a cramped major metro area come to Idaho seeking space and want land. While Idaho still has plenty of land for sale, the sizes of lots have decreased with the influx of people since 2010. This has driven prices up and also driven down typical sizes of land as developers subdivide it to fit more homes. Large homesites of 1 acre or larger are hard to come by and are more expensive to purchase. Those looking to buy acreage must also consider the premium cost of the land on top of what it will cost to build a home on that land.

In the Boise real estate market, a home on acreage is a very desirable property. Every buyer wants more open space; many want a shop or barn; and others are interested in raising livestock. Most everyone is looking for a storage to keep weekend toys and RVs.

Idaho homebuyers are often seeking land that offers a quiet and serene setting, such as rural or mountain areas. The quality of lifestyle these properties offer is incredibly appealing. Whether you are in search of one acre of land or hundreds, there is a good chance you will find exactly what you are looking for, including working ranches in nearby areas including Emmett, Horseshoe Bend, Parma, or Homedale.

If you are considering land, realize that it is a lot of work. We don't want to talk you out of it if your heart is set on acreage, but many do not realize how much work is involved in an acre. Mowing an acre or more takes a fair amount of time, even if you have a riding lawn mower.Every part of having more land requires more time for maintenace and upkeep. However, in our experience, those who are interested in buying acreage are up to the task and willing to put in the effort.


4 critical things to do before you purchase land in Idaho

  1. What are your expectations of your land?
    If you don't have a clear picture of expectations, than it does not matter which piece of land you buy. If you know you want land for 40 cattle, we have a starting point. From there, we can start honing our seach with fcused questions: How much water will you need? How much land do 40 cattle need?
  2. Buying the land is just the initial investment.
    Finding the perfect piece of land that requires no additional investment is hard to come by. If you need a fence and your raw land does not come with fencing, you will need to purchase and possibly pay to have it installed. Does it have a well and how deep is water? Irrigation pumps and piping will need to be installed and maintained. What equipment do you need to ensure you can properly maintain your property?
  3. Check deed restrictions and verify zoning and ordinances
    As part of your due dilligence, check for any restrictions that may limit what you can and can’t do on your property. When you are working with a real estate agent, they can provide this information.  Some things that may come up are:
    • Minimum or maximum dwelling square footages
    • Rules against outbuildings or auxiliary structures
    • Limits on building styles and materials you can use
    • Other limits pertaining to how and what you can build
  4. Double check your budget and financing
    Having a budget in mind in real estate is important. But wth land, it is more imperative that you have a plan for everything you will need. If you haven’t already evaluated the ways that you can finance your land, do that next. If you are looking to finance your entire project, as opposed to just the property, make sure your lender understands and can explain your options—what they cost and the guidelines you will follow. Get more than one bid and check references. You also need to make sure you figure out exactly how you’ll be paying for and insuring your land once you start building on it. 

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